My favorite game of all time is going to be League of Legends. Let me just stay it loud and clear right there so I will not have to deal with complaints that I “lead” some readers in with this article. It is League and I am proud to say it. Here is why.
League of Legends is one of those games that I can sink hundreds to thousands of hours into and still not get bored at all. Every match seems different and there is hardly any repetition. Now, I still hate the constant clicking I am doing on my mouse just to move around, but it is what it is and in some ways, it makes it even more addicting and harder to stop playing.
Why is every match different? It took me a while but it really is quite simple. The characters are so diverse and there is a ton of combinations of who you will be playing with co-operatively and who you will be against competitively. The amount of characters is unreal, plus I love seeing the little cosmetic additions that people buy. Have I been guilty of purchasing DLC? Yes, but I do not think it is a big issue considering how much I have played the hell out of the vanilla game.
I am currently on my fourth level 30 account, and I will keep going as long as I love the game. There is really no reason to stop, other than of course productivity issues. But I have solved that because I know when to work and when to play. I still play a ton, but only when I am finished doing the work I should be doing.
What computer do I play it on? Well, I love using my Lenovo K450. I bought it as a suggestion from both my friend and a couple internet sources that convinced me it was a good one. And what do you know, they were right. I did have good hardware for a great price, especially since I upgraded my stuff. Every game I play is something my computer can handle and I am proud that I upgraded such a monster.
I will continue to play League and you guys are welcome to join me. If you know how to email me, go ahead and I will add you. Also, I am answering technical PC questions (not about software, but hardware since that is what I like to specialize in and know the most about). Cheers
Attention everyone, the first 8K TV has spawned! And I have not even bought my first 4K TV yet! Woohoo!
Obviously, this case of technology advancement is quite extreme (and I doubt many more 8K TVs would continue to be manufactured until 4K TVs start getting popular), but it is still pretty fascinating to know. The below is a screenshot of some differences in pixels for 8K TVs.
I would say that it is going to be hard for you to see the difference in the cheetah image, but the pixel density should be apparent. Obviously, there will be way more pixels in the 8k variant than the regular HD or the 4K display.
This is good stuff, and here is hoping to the decrease in price for 4K TVs. Or at least save me one for when it is on sale! I would love to experience 4K video gaming on my beast of a desktop, but money is short right now. Happy gaming everyone.
CNN recently published a blog post on their tech portion of their website that regards how much an iPhone costs in terms of labor worked. They went over things like on average, if you saved a portion of your money from income, how long it would take to purchase an iPhone 6 (the 16GB model, since that is the most popular one, according to Apple). Also, they did tests like how long in regular man-hours it would take to purchase a new iPhone 6 without saving anything at all. That means no spending on food, shelter, or gas. Just straight hours to get a single iPhone. All of this information is also set out for different cities, considering the income an individual makes on average for each of those cities.
The statistics are pretty nice. Check them out (taken from CNN.com):
- Athens – 98.2 hours
- Bangkok – 149.6 hours
- Beijing – 217.8 hours
- Chicago – 28.4 hours
- Geneva – 21.6 hours
- Hong Kong – 51.9 hours
- Jakarta – 468 hours
- Kiev – 627.2 hours
- London – 41.2 hours
- Los Angeles – 27.2 hours
- Mexico City – 217.6 hours
- Miami – 27 hours
- Moscow – 158.3 hours
- Nairobi – 468 hours
- New Delhi – 360.3 hours
- New York City – 24 hours
- Paris – 42.2 hours
- Rio de Janeiro – 139.9 hours
- Rome – 53.7 hours
- Shanghai – 163.8 hours
- Sydney – 34 hours
- Tel Aviv – 75.3 hours
- Tokyo – 40.5 hours
- Toronto – 37.2 hours
- Zurich – 20.6 hours
Pretty neat right? One of the interesting things I saw was that Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami all neighbor right around the 27 hour range to afford an iPhone. However, Toronto, which I see as an American city (although I do understand that it is located in Canada) because I follow the NBA and the Toronto Raptors are part of an American league, is significantly higher in hours it takes to afford an iPhone 6 16GB model. Compared to the 27 hour range of Chi-town, LA, and Miami, Toronto is up there with 37.2 hours.
This also puts perspective on other countries (or cities in different countries if you like to be technical). For instance, a single glare at this list of cities says the longest it will take on average is in Jakarta, at 468 hours to afford an iPhone. That is ridiculous compared to the smallest time, in Zurich at just 20.6 hours. This just goes to show that there are people out there in the world that earn literally less than peanuts for the labor (which I will go ahead and say is usually more intensive than the labor in the United States).